BURY moved into fifth place in the table on Tuesday night with a 2-0 victory over in-form Hereford. A mistake by United's 'keeper, and Michael Jackson's powerful finishing gave the Shakers a deserved win in an otherwise disappointing match. But manager Stan Ternent was delighted at the 'marvellous result', saying: "The players have given 110 per cent again. I feel we have got our just rewards tonight; although we have played better and got nothing out of games."

Hereford came to Gigg Lane with an impressive seven-match unbeaten run and both sides cancelled each other out in the first half.

United's best chance fell to Chris Hargreaves after nine minutes but Lee Bracey, replacing the injured Gary Kelly, came off best in their one-to-one.

A minute later at the other end United's 'keeper Chris McKenzie finger-tipped Mark Carter's goal-bound header onto the crossbar.

But goalmouth action was limited and the teams were booed off the pitch at half-time.

Three minutes after the interval 'keeper McKenzie slipped as he went to clear Tony James's back-pass. Carter pounced, and was already celebrating before he hit the ball into the empty net!

Lee Bracey then kept the Shakers in the game with a couple of superb saves, palming away Keith Downing's blistering drive and pushing out Neil Lyne's flick header.

Otherwise it was all Bury. Carter's leaping header beat McKenzie but also beat the crossbar, and his 83rd minute volley produced a superb reflex save from the 'keeper.

Then with five minutes left the Shakers sealed it. Lucketti's dangerous cross was missed by the 'keeper and Jackson was on hand to head the ball home.

Another three points and a step closer to those automatic promotion places!

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